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Roman Empire

Ruler: Constantius Gallus
Reigned: Caesar 351 - 354 A.D.
Denomination: Billon Maiorina
Mint: Alexandria
Date of Issue: 351 - 352 AD
Obverse: Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust, right. "D. N. CONSTANTI-VS NOB. CAES."
Reverse: Soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman. "FEL. TEMP. REPARATIO "
Mint marks:
Reference: RIC VIII 74, RCVM 18997
Weight: 6.3 gms
Nominal Weight: 4.5 - 5.2 gms
Diameter: 22.7 mm

CONSTANTIUS GALLUS (Flavius Claudius Constantius, originally named Gallus)

  • Flavius Claudius Gallus, was a cousin of Constantius II, and was given the rank of Caesar in March 351, when his name was changed to Constantius.
  • He was made governor of the eastern provinces, based at Antioch, but his rule was so tyrannical that his subjects complained to the emperor.
  • Constantius wrote to him requesting his presence in Milan, and had him arrested on his journey.
  • At Pola, in Istria, he was tried, convicted and executed (winter 354 AD).

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